CHCI United Health Foundation Scholars

In addition to providing scholarship opportunities for Latino youth, the United Health Foundation decided to partner with CHCI to create a six-month internship program for students interested in the medical field. Seventeen participants enrolled in either a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational or technical school were selected.

The interns are placed throughout the country at various clinics, hospitals, and organizations in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

 Download file CHCI United Health Foundation Scholar Profiles


Community College:

Manuel Candelario
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Norwalk, CA
AA, Biology
University of California, Irvine
Placement: South Central Family Health Center in Los Angeles, CA

Lissett Villagomez
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Seguin, TX
AA, Nursing
St. Phillips Community College
Placement: Jerry Castilleja, MD

Undergraduate:

Christian Pedroza-Gomez
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Aurora, CO
BS, Biology
Regis University
Placement: St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, CO

Alessandro Pizzo
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Palisades, NY
BS, Biology & Psychology
Rutgers University
Placement: Imperial Medical PC in New York, NY

Karina Rodriguez
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Laveen, AZ
BS, Biology
University of Arizona
Placement: Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, AZ

Pablo Salcedo
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Vineland, NJ
BS, Biology
Montclair State University
Placement: Internal Medicine Associates in Bridgetown, NJ

Yesenia Villalobos
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Rio Bravo, TX
BS, Nursing
Texas A & M International
Placement: Mercy Ministries of Laredo in Laredo, TX

George Yañez
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Yuma, AZ
BS, Biology
Northern Arizona University
Placement: San Luis Walk-In Clinic in San Luis, AZ

Graduate:

Kamille Abreu
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Pharr, TX
PhD, Pharmacy
Xavier University
Placement: New Orleans Children's Health Project in New Orleans, LA

Jed David
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Los Angeles, CA
Masters of Occupational Therapy
Columbia University
Placement: The Carter Burden Center for the Aging in New York, NY

Alfred Koenig
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

San Antonio, TX
Masters of Health Administration
Trinity University at San Antonio
Placement: North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, TX

San Lamar
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Miami, FL
PhD, Chemistry
Michigan State University
Placement: YMCA of Lansing, MI

Yanneth Rivera
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

El Paso, TX
Masters of Public Health
University of Texas, Houston
Placement: Houston Community Health Centers in Houston, TX

Roger Romero
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

El Paso, TX
Doctorate of Medicine
University of Texas, Southwestern
Placement: Agape Community Clinic in Dallas, TX

Christopher Sosa
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Miami, FL
Doctorate of Medicine
University of South Florida
Placement: USF Bridge Healthcare Clinic in Tampa, FL

Jaime Villarreal
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Laredo, TX
Doctorate of Medicine
University of Texas, Galveston
Placement: St. Vincent's Clinic in Galveston, TX

Angeline Zamorano
CHCI-UnitedHealth Foundation Scholar & Intern

Kingsville, TX
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A & M University
Placement: Amistad Community Health Center in Corpus Christi, TX


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